In phonetics, a stop, also known as a plosive, is an oral occlusive, a consonant in which the vocal tract is blocked so that all airflow ceases. The occlusion may be done with the tongue (blade, or body, ), lips (, ), or glottis . Stops contrast with nasals, where the vocal tract is blocked but airflow continues through the nose, as in /m/ and /n/, and with fricatives, where partial occlusion impedes but does not block airflow in the vocal tract.
Read more about Stop Consonant.
Some articles on stop consonant:
... (glottal stop, not as a phoneme in most dialects). ...
Famous quotes containing the word stop:
“Theyll always be looking for us. They wont stop till we die. I dont care. Just so they find us together. If youre thinking of anyone else, dont. It wouldnt work. Youre no good for anyone but me. Youre no good and neither am I. Thats why we deserve each other.”
—Geoffrey Homes (19021977)